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African American History Symposium at UHV



African American History Symposium at UHV. Date & Time 2/19/2019 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Description This is the main African American History …
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Patriots Point To Host Free Symposium About African Americans In World War II


Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will discuss the utilization and segregation of African American service members in World War II during a free Black History Month symposium aboard the USS Yorktown on Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m.

Panelists will include World War II veteran and South Carolina native Rufus Lockwood, and College of Charleston professor Michael Owens.  Owens has conducted more than a dozen oral histories with African American veterans and recently published the book “Burned: Conversations with a Black WWII Veteran.”

During the symposium, Lockwood will share memories of life as a young black man during the war, specifically his military training and segregation.  Owens will discuss the importance of preserving oral histories for future generations and will tell…

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Brandeis to celebrate African and African American studies with two-day symposium


Brandeis to celebrate African and African American studies with two-day symposium

Brandeis commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of African and African American studies

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Brandeis commemorates the 50th anniversary of its Department of African and African American Studies with a two-day academic and cultural symposium on Feb. 8-9.

Jan. 31, 2019

Brandeis will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its Department of African and African American studies (AAAS) with a two-day academic and cultural symposium on Feb. 8-9.

The commemoration recognizes the establishment of AAAS – a pioneer of black studies in higher education – which grew out of the 1969 Ford Hall student occupation at Brandeis.

Participants from the occupation, along with many…

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Akin Euba, inventor of African Pianism, honoured with symposium, concert


By Osa Mbonu, Arts Editor

An international symposium and concert in honour of Professor Akin Euba was held from January 16–18, 2019. It was jointly sponsored by the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos and The Musical Society of Nigeria, MUSON. The symposium which witnessed series of paper presentations and panel discussions took place near the University of Lagos while the concert was at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Akin Ebua

It was all in celebration of Professor Akin Euba’s contribution to Africanist music scholarship and growth of African art. He introduced the concept of African Pianism to theorize the ways in which composers could use the Western pianoforte compositionally to reinterpret the structural and performance features of African music….

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Fake news symposium next month


THE planned University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) media symposium on fake news is now scheduled for February 5 and 6.

Dr Loverne Jacobs-Browne, dean of the School of Education and Humanities at USC, told Newsday, “We at the USC recognise that there are several issues in the communication landscape in TT and we believe that it’s critical for universities to lead conversations that are central to public discourse.

“For too long universities have operated as silos. As key agents of change it is imperative to engage the community on issues that impact our nation. Hence, Freedom, Facts and Fake News was birthed, the most glaring being fake news and social media – you name it, all aspects of media, some…

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African Union Continental Symposium opens